Believe it or not it is hard to get a job as a new RN
, even though they say it is 'nursing shortage', but sometimes you have to apply for positions that you would not imagine working, ex. small or large hositals... b/c those neat and clean hospitals may not call back, b/c you may not fit in with their "work environment". Try everything if you are hard up for cash, like peds, ob, psych, med-surg.... but med-surg is not as easy to get a job as people think as a nurse. I hate med-surg, but will work there if forced to.
Most jobs do want experience so get at least 6 to 1 year experience in med-surg. Also, I don't believe nurses are respected enough by other nurses.
Just wanted to vent